The last piece of the Orlando Sentinel printing press is getting carted off today. Now all we want to do is host a roller derby game back here and inhale all of the decades worth of headlines in the air.

The final piece of the Orlando Sentinel printing press was trucked away late last week from the local paper’s warehouse located at 633 N. Orange Avenue.

The Orlando Sentinel Media Group announced in June 2017 that they would cease printing their own newspapers and shift the service to GateHouse Media and their plants in Daytona Beach and Lakeland.

That decision led to the severance of 89 full-time employees and over 20 part-time positions related to printing and packaging the paper in-house for the Orlando Sentinel and El Sentinel. 

Our editor happened to be cycling by the warehouse when work crews were removing the final piece of the massive printing press, to be hauled away to Tampa for further scrapping.

The paper has only a few years left on their lease of the downtown property, which is owned by MidTown Opportunities, a Miami-based real estate group that purchased it in July 2016 for $35.1 million.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. Again, your story is incorrect. Not all presses have been removed from the building. There is still about a month and a half worth of work to be completed. Last press unit doesn’t come out for at least another week. You need to check your facts before you print a story. Guess those detail are lost on the press these days.

    1. We were referring to the large format printer equipment. The staff that was on-site specifically told us that the piece we saw was the last to be removed. There may be other equipment not associated with the printer that you’re referring to. This story was also confirmed by an editor at the Orlando Sentinel. But thank you for reaching out to hold us accountable.